Ashton Butler

Practice Focus 

  • Employment & Labour Law
    • Advising employers and employees on hiring, employment standards, termination and wrongful dismissal, restrictive covenants, employee fiduciary duties, human rights obligations and privacy law
    • Advising employers regarding termination and layoff strategy
    • Drafting employment agreements, independent consultant contracts, executive compensation agreements and personnel policies
    • Commencing and defending employment related litigation and human rights complaints
    • Dispute resolution of employment matters
  • Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies
  • Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency
    • Bankruptcy, CCAA and receivership matters
    • Acts for companies in financial distress, creditors of companies in financial distress (including chartered banks and other lenders), purchasers of distressed assets and court-appointed officers in insolvency proceedings

Practice Areas


  • University of Saskatchewan, Juris Doctor (Great Distinction), 2017
  • University of Victoria, Bachelor of Science, 2013

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 2018

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Honours & Recognition

  • University of Saskatchewan College of Law Valedictorian, 2017
  • Saskatchewan Law Review Honour, 2017
  • Marj Benson Leadership Scholarship, 2017
  • Upper-Year Juris Doctor Academic Achievement Scholarship, 2016
  • Nasser Scholarship, 2016
  • David C. Kyle Memorial Scholarship, 2015
  • University of Saskatchewan Scholarship, 2015

Community Involvement

  • Director, Association of Women Lawyers
  • Amicus volunteer at the Calgary Courts Centre
  • Civil Claims Duty Counsel volunteer at the Calgary Courts Centre
  • Volunteer, Calgary Drop-In Centre